Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2007 Saturn Ion (Page 1 of 5)

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: With the 2007 model year we finally get to bid adieu to a car famous for poor safety marks, a dangerously defective ignition and power steering that would work … sometimes.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,196 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Saturn Ion fuel system problems

fuel system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2007 Saturn Ion:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #97

Nov 022016

Ion

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel leaking from gas tank area, became aware when passenger cabin filled with fuel vapor, noticed gas smell for the past few years when walking near rear of vehicle fuel mileage has been terrible since vehicle was only 2 years old. Had vehicle into dealership and complained about mileage, I believe was loosing fuel for a long period of time before this major leak occurred. It made my wife and myself along with my family dog very sickly. Had into dealership 3 monts ago and was told there was no leak, but they failed to drop tank and inspect as per GM recall 09226. Now at another dealership and they are telling me I have to pay for the repair to gas tank/sending unit out of my own pocket. This is not what is stated on recall from GM global warranty management on bulletin 09226C dated July 19th 2015

- Whitby Ont Canada, NY, USA

problem #96

Sep 012016

Ion

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that there was premature rust and corrosion associated with the heat shield around the supply lines on the front driver's side wheel. There were also strong fumes entering the vehicle due to the failure. The dealer stated that the supply and return lines needed to be replaced. The manufacturer had a service campaign for the fuel pump, but the remedy provided no solution. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- O' Fallon, MO, USA

problem #95

Oct 032016

Ion

  • 196,000 miles
Entire fuel line from gas tank to engine needs to be replaced due to corrosion/rust. Gas is leaking near rear drivers side rear tire from fuel line. Material used for gas line should be non corrosion. My vehicle had fuel tank module recall done 12 months ago and now fuel lines need to be replaced. Fuel lines should never corrode since it may lead to fire.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #94

Sep 282016

Ion

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact sated that the engine hesitated to start and the vehicle emitted a strong fuel odor. The contact took the vehicle to an independent for diagnostic testing, which located a fuel line leak at the rear driver side wheel area. The fuel line was found fractured due to corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #93

Sep 052016

Ion

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While driving various speeds, a fuel odor entered the vehicle. Upon further inspection, a fuel leak was discovered under the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #92

Aug 102016

Ion

  • 149,000 miles
The car wouldn't start right away after not running for awhile. It also smelled like gasoline. Upon taking it to the dealer, it was discovered there was a fuel leak and the fuel pump was replaced. After investigating recalls on the 2007 Saturn Ion I discovered a recall in effect for cars in certain states, Ohio was not one of them. The recall mentioned that it was for cars registered or sold in the "hot" states. The dealer wouldn't even let my daughter drive it while waiting for parts. This recall should have been more widespread.

- Bluffton, OH, USA

problem #91

Mar 102014

Ion

  • 83,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact had not experienced any failures with the vehicle until the dealer repaired it per a fuel pump assembly recall. Months later, the contact noticed strong fuel fumes emitting inside the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #90

Mar 252016

Ion

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While driving various speeds, there was a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Atkinson, IL, USA

problem #89

May 262016

Ion

  • 135,975 miles
Gas leak coming from top of gas tank I have grandchildren.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #88

Jul 112016

Ion

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While the vehicle was stationary, the fuel lines rusted without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #87

Mar 142016

Ion

  • 117,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel tank is leaking gasoline

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #86

Oct 272015

Ion

  • 99,000 miles
Ever since I purchased this vehicle in October I've been having trouble & its only January I've had a fuel leak and had to replace it I've had bad struts had to replace it bad alternator replaced it bad battery replaced it bad brakes & rotors & I replaced it. It's just a horrible car and I wish I had spent my money else where is it possible that I trade in this car for something the same value I am very unsatisfied with this car.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #85

Dec 052015

Ion

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the line that runs from the fuel tank to the engine leaked gasoline. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #84

Dec 142015

Ion

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel line was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #83

Dec 242015

Ion

  • 115,694 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the fuel line was corroded due to age and weather and needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall and was out of warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 115,694.

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #82

Nov 282015

Ion

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled an abnormal odor of fuel. The contact noticed fuel leaking from the fuel pump directly behind the driver seat. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel line was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Linden, MI, USA

problem #81

Jan 202015

Ion

  • 78,000 miles
At first I had starting problems. I looked into the ignition, spark plugs, coils, plug wires. A G.M. dealer said I had a code that said #3 cylinder misfire. #3 cyl. Spark plug was the only plug that was not running to lean. At that point my transmission started shifting rough. With in about 1.5 months the engine started hard starting. I decided to change the fuel filter, bought one from auto zone, crawled under car and could not find a fuel filter. My G.M. dealer didn't know what I was talking about. So I explained it again. They came back with "it must be in the fuel tank. I have changed hundreds of fuel filters in my 50 years of being a mechanic. Every automobile I have changed the in tank fuel pump has had a screen to catch the large pieces that may get in your tank, but I have never seen a fuel filter in tank. Please let me know what you think.

- Rogue River,, OR, USA

problem #80

Oct 302015

Ion

  • 61,670 miles
Had a very strong smell of fuel, took in to have checked out. Special coverage on cracked fuel tank inlet control valve. They ended up replacing the fuel tank and filler tube, hose, seal, and cam. Returned car 3 days later still smelling fuel, and sounded like they threw parts on and didn't attach them. Replaced fuel module. Returned car 1 week later still smells strong fuel to be told that fuel pipes are rusted through and gas is still leaking from that. Not covered. They now want $870.03 to stop the rest of the fuel leak. Only have 61,000 miles on it. How much will be paid to my family when I get blown up in my car from the leaking metal pipes" plastic stuff was all covered. Everything else was covered by special coverage. Why isn't this if this is leaking fuel on the ground too"

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #79

Sep 212015

Ion

  • 47,813 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that there was a strong fuel odor and there was fuel leaking from the vehicle. The contact also stated there was a fuel puddle underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a rusted fuel line and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,813.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #78

Aug 242015

Ion

  • 193,000 miles
Fuel crack around fuel pump. Leaked fuel. Dealer covered and fixed under special coverage bulletin 12191. There is a recall for this but not in my state.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?